To minimize the potential for conflicts of interest, the Department should develop a written policy by September 2016 that formalizes its practice of preventing officers from being involved in cases associated with their family members.
Policy Section was added to draft policy manual update and patrol directive 2016-02 released to staff.
The Department's Interim Directive 16-02 requires officers to notify the supervisor in the event a report involves the officer's relatives or a person with which the officer has a significant relationship, and that the supervisor will determine who is most appropriate to take the report.
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.